It’s a one-hour direct flight from Victoria Falls to the exclusive wildlife gem that is the luxury 20-room Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe) and the game-rich shoreline. The incredible panoramic vista cannot be matched by any safari lodge in southern Africa, transforming all public areas, your room balcony and the Spa into pure WOW factors!
The Zambezi River was dammed more than 50 years ago to form one of the world’s largest man-made lakes allowing Bumi Hills safari Lodge to offer the added dimension of water for cruises, fishing for the fighting “Tigerfish” and safaris to complement the traditional 4 x 4 mode and the rich local Tonga culture. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is perfect for corporate conferences (up to 60), incentives and idyllic Weddings in the authentic Wilds of Africa.
The signature infinity pool takes centre stage at the lodge, conveniently located near the terrace bar, alfresco restaurant, residents’ lounge, games room and Kukondwa Spa which all have awe-inspiring views over the game-rich shoreline below, and seemingly infinite lake beyond.
Our executive chef produces a charming fusion of continental cuisine that has a distinctly African twist. Most meals are served in our al-fresco restaurant but for the more adventurous at heart we can arrange a bush meal experience out on the estate, an event you are likely never to forget!
Choose from a wide variety of treatments using the finest range of natural Africology products, and as you are pampered, be inspired by the enchanting view over the massive lake and nearby islands.
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge access:
The Bumi Hills airstrip (FVBM) is located a short 5 minute drive from the lodge. At 1,700m in length it is capable of accommodating all light piston and turbine aircraft comfortably. Charter and Scheduled flights between the lodge and Victoria Falls, Harare, Kariba, Mana Pools and Hwange are available daily.
The lodge is situated 65 km across the lake from Kariba Town which has tar road access from Harare and Lusaka. Boat transfers are carried out in covered speed boats and normally take 1.5 hours each way.
Road access into the lodge is only possible in a 4×4 vehicle due to the condition of the roads. It is possible to access the lodge from Karoi on the Harare – Kariba highway or Lupane on the Vic Falls – Bulawayo highway.
Accommodation at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge:
Our 14 luxuriously appointed Premium residences are set right on the edge of the ridge affording guests an awe-inspiring panoramic vista from their private balcony. Each air conditioned room is equipped with a minibar, hair dryer, tea station, electronic safe, wifi access and a solar heated walk-in shower and separate bath tub.
- Standard Beverages
- Meals as served
- Teas & Coffees
- Up to three scheduled activities per night of stay
- Rates are inclusive of 15% VAT and 2% GVT Tourism Levy
- Premium beverages
- Spa treatments and shop purchases
- National Parks fees for water-based activities
- BHAPU fees for land-based activities
- All transfers to and from the Lodge (unless otherwise specified)
Set slightly back from the Premium Residences our 10 Garden Rooms also have views of the lake but are surrounded by luscious gardens which provide much needed cooling shade in the hot months. Each air-conditioned room has its own verandah, mini-bar, hair dryer, tea station, electronic safe wi-fi access and en-suite bathroom.
- Game Drives
- Platform sit
- Boat cruise
- Guided Walk
- Cultural Village tour
- Anti-poaching patrol
- Kariba town trip (additional costs involved)